physician assistant
noun see physician's assistant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • physician assistant — physi′cian assis tant or physi′cian s assis′tant n. med a person trained and certified to perform many clinical procedures under the supervision of a physician Abbr.: PA …   From formal English to slang

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